The Central Minnesota Woodworker's Association is a group of men and women from around the St. Cloud Minnesota area who share a common interest in the art and business of woodworking. We meet monthly in St. Cloud to share information, techniques and topics of interest in the area of woodworking. Learn more about membership or support.
The August meeting will be at Glacial Wood Products in Brooten, MN, one of our advertisers. Note that we will meet to carpool to the plant, meeting at either the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud, and the Holiday Station in St. Joseph, MN. We will be leaving at 6:30, to be at Glacial Wood Products by 7:30 or sooner.
Dave Oman led a discussion on tool maintenance and repair for the March CMWA meeting. Dave worked for Porter Cable for 12 years and more recently in the Mathew Hall tool repair shop. He now runs a repair service out of his residence should you need his expertise.
Dave's Service & Repair
Woodworking Machinery - Power Tools - Service Calls
David V Oman
710 6th Ave North
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Mike of Mike Siemsen's School of Woodworking conducted a Woodworking Olympics for attendees at the February 17th Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association. It was a friendly competition to see which team could most quickly and accurately use hand tools to saw, joint, drill, dovetail and wood planes.
The Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association - Woodturners Group gather to produce 100 wooden bowls for the "Empty Bowl's" fundraiser. Participants of the fundraiser can show their support of the work hundreds of St. Cloud, MN area students, volunteers and artisans, including the Woodturners, who have made a new bowl just for them. Each Soup Feed attendee pays $10 (individual) or $30 (family) and each person receives a handmade bowl, soup, bread, and a beverage, and enjoys a variety of entertainment. Attendees keep their Benefactor Bowls after the event as a reminder that someone else's bowl is always empty.
Last Saturday's event was a huge success. As a group, we produced 42 bowls. This brings our total to 72. Many of you have communicated that you have additional bowls finished or near finished which will bring our total well over our goal of 100. Thanks to everyone for their support. Suggestions have been made to make this an annual event.
Hand Tool Olympics - Come cheer on or jeer your friends as they compete in the Hand Tool Olympics or join a team yourself and compete. They are being held Wednesday, February 17 at the 7 pm CMWA meeting, Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School! It is a friendly competition to see which team can most quickly and accurately use hand tools to saw, joint, drill, dovetail and tenon wood. Participants will be assigned to a team and will only compete in one event. The fastest and most accurate team wins.